EPL Predictions, Live Stream and Odds 2020-21
Despite the threats of COVID- 19 still haunting the world, the Premier League has successfully stepped into its 29th season. The 2020-21 English Premier League will feature a total of 20 teams as usual and the newly promoted Fulham, Leeds United and West Bromwich Albion will have their fair share of the top flight campaign.
Due to pandemic situation, the extended 2019-20 season winded up last month with Liverpool winning their first league title since 1990. The Reds grabbed their first trophy of the Premier League era and it was their 19th overall Cup in history as the reigning Champions make a solid start in a fresh season.
According to UEFA regulations, from this Premier League season the teams to finish in the top 4 teams of the EPL table will qualify for the UEFA Champions League. Whilst the team finishing at the 5th spot will qualify for the upcoming UEFA Europa League 2020-21 and it will be a hard hustle for the teams to make it up there.
How to Live Stream 2020-21 EPL?
Just like last year, Sky Sports and BT Sport hold the rights to broadcast the Premier League in UK once again this season, with Sky possessing the majority of the share.
In Canada, DAZN have become the sole rights holder to stream live Premier League matches this season and they cover every single match.
The official US broadcaster for the 2020-21 Premier League season is NBC and they cover every game between linear TV coverage.
In Australia, Optus Sports has signed a 3 year deal with the Premier League, therefore they now have exclusive rights to show all 380 fixtures of this season.
In India, Star Sports subscribers are entitled to watch yet another season of the Premier League live.
EPL Outright Odds
The outright odds for all the teams to win the EPL title this season is derived from the bet365.com site and mentioned below:
EPL Matches This Week
The following matches that are scheduled to take place this week are briefly explained with odds derived from the bet365.com site:
|Date||Game||Home Win||Draw||Away Win|
|09 May 21 19:00||Arsenal vs West Brom||1.44||4.50||7.00||Bet Now|
|09 May 21 14:05||Aston Villa vs Man Utd||4.20||3.80||1.80||Bet Now|
|10 May 21 20:00||Fulham vs Burnley||2.20||3.40||3.30||Bet Now|
|08 May 21 12:30||Leeds vs Tottenham||3.40||3.80||2.00||Bet Now|
|07 May 21 20:00||Leicester vs Newcastle||1.40||4.75||8.00||Bet Now|
|08 May 21 20:15||Liverpool vs Southampton||1.25||6.00||11.00||Bet Now|
|08 May 21 17:30||Man City vs Chelsea||1.90||3.40||4.20||Bet Now|
|08 May 21 15:00||Sheff Utd vs Crystal Palace||3.00||3.20||2.45||Bet Now|
|09 May 21 16:30||West Ham vs Everton||2.20||3.50||3.20||Bet Now|
|09 May 21 12:00||Wolverhampton vs Brighton||3.30||3.30||2.20||Bet Now|
|11 May 21 18:00||Man Utd vs Leicester||2.15||3.40||3.30||Bet Now|
|12 May 21 20:15||Chelsea vs Arsenal||1.80||3.60||4.33||Bet Now|
|14 May 21 20:00||Newcastle vs Man City||13.00||5.50||1.25||Bet Now|
|13 May 21 18:00||Aston Villa vs Everton||2.40||3.25||3.00||Bet Now|
|11 May 21 20:15||Southampton vs Crystal Palace||2.25||3.40||3.10||Bet Now|
|15 May 21 12:30||Burnley vs Leeds||2.80||3.25||2.50||Bet Now|
|16 May 21 16:30||West Brom vs Liverpool||7.50||5.00||1.36||Bet Now|
|16 May 21 14:05||Tottenham vs Wolverhampton||1.50||3.90||7.00||Bet Now|
|15 May 21 15:00||Southampton vs Fulham||2.15||3.20||3.50||Bet Now|
|16 May 21 12:00||Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa||3.25||3.25||2.20||Bet Now|
|16 May 21 19:00||Everton vs Sheff Utd||1.45||4.00||7.50||Bet Now|
|15 May 21 20:00||Brighton vs West Ham||2.50||3.30||2.70||Bet Now|
|13 May 21 20:15||Man Utd vs Liverpool||3.20||3.60||2.10||Bet Now|
Last week, ManU fans took their concerns to the ground, the game between Manchester United and Liverpool was postponed. Police officers who tried to control the crowd were injured. A man from the protesting group was arrested. As for the league, this can be a celebration week for Manchester City. Chelsea are in a flow, Liverpool and Tottenham fight for the Europa League and West Ham are behind the Blues.
Aston Villa vs Manchester United
Aston Villa and Manchester United lock horns at Villa Park on Matchday 35 of the Premier League. On a roller coaster ride since the commencement of the season, Aston Villa are hanging at the tenth position one point below Arsenal. Ollie Watkins turns the tables few times. In the previous game, the Villans humbled Everton 1-2 at Goodison Park. Anwar El-Ghazi’s second-half goal collapsed the plans of Carlo Ancelotti. The injury list contains the names of Trezeguet, Morgan Sanson and Jack Grealish.
Running a riot 6-2 against Roma in the Europa League semi-finals, the Red Devils are back for English action. Marcus Rashford is thriving despite injury woes, Edinson Cavani, Mason Greenwood and Bruno Fernandes have returned to form. Paul Pogba, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Luke Shaw are important pieces in the game. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will inspire United to a victory.
Leicester vs Newcastle
Sharing the spoils with Southampton 1-1 last week, Leicester face Newcastle at King Power Stadium to stay safe in the top berth. Fierce Foxes were ceased at Southampton 1-1, Jonny Evans managed to equalize James Ward-Prowse’ goal. Destroying the bounds in Premier League, Brendan Rodgers has found a replacement for Jamie Vardy eventually. The Nigerian forward has scored ten goals of the 21 games he played this season. Harvey Barnes, Wes Morgan and James Justin are suffering from injuries.
Although seven points off the relegation zone, Newcastle haven’t escaped yet. But Fulham winning back to back games seem highly unlikely. Thanks to the on-loan Joseph Willock from Arsenal, the Magpies are thriving and Steve Bruce can keep his job. The treatment ward accommodates Ryan Fraser, Jamaal Lascelles, Isaac Hayden and Karl Darlow. The Magpies don’t stand a chance against Leicester this weekend.
Leeds vs Tottenham
Ryan Mason takes a test at Elland Road as Tottenham visit Leeds United this coming Saturday. After a month of crucial tests, Manchester City 1-2, Liverpool 1-1 and Manchester United 0-0, Leeds succumbed to Brighton 2-0 on May Day. No substitutions made by Marcelo Bielsa in the second half were enough to score an equalizer or prevent a goal. Patrick Bamford has taken leave, he hasn’t scored decisive goals lately. Bielsa’s fast-paced play can’t bear ageing legs, all the players are within 30 years of age except Pablo Hernandez. Stuart Dallas’ brace against City was brilliant. A leg injury has restrained Raphinha to the treatment table.
Triumphing in two games on the bounce, Tottenham will brace up for Leeds. The sacking of Jose Mourinho hasn’t spoilt the Spurs game like expected, it has improved the mentality of players like Bale. The Welsh dragon scored a hat-trick against Sheffield United in the previous match 4-0. Ryan Mason’s possession-based play helps Son and Harry Kane too. Dele Alli has found his way into the starting XI, the Spurs made 11 shots on the target against the Blades. As far as it would be interesting to witness how Ryan Mason faces Marcelo Bielsa, the Spurs will be happy to settle with a point.
Manchester City vs Chelsea
In a might-be trailer of the Champions League final, Manchester City host Chelsea at Etihad Stadium on Matchday 35 of the Premier League. Hakim Ziyech’s goal turned out decisive in the FA Cup semi-finals 1-0, Guardiola avoided sending his A-team, the starting lineup missed Ilkay Gundogan and Phil Foden.
Thomas Tuchel has been clinical at Chelsea, to say the least, he has changed the tides at Stamford Bridge. While City humbled PSG 2-1 on the road, Chelsea shared the spoils with Real Madrid 1-1 in the Champions League semi-finals first leg.
Apart from an expected finale, Chelsea and City can test their mettle to full capacity on Saturday. City’s regular squad is fit, Mateo Kovacic in Chelsea will stay on the sidelines. City will reign superior in this intense affair.
Liverpool vs Southampton
Liverpool lock horns with Southampton at Anfield, following the postponement of the Manchester United game. From a position in deciding their Champions League appearance to holding a seat for the new Europa Conference League, Liverpool have fallen in ranks. The Reds shared the spoils in the last two games, Jurgen Klopp is well aware of the deep waters they are in.
While injuries triggered this bad run, the loss of team spirit and confidence sustains it. There haven’t been too many match-winning performances from the front trio. Salah scores, Mane scores, Firmino scores, but each in different games. No new departures to the injury camp are the only consolation for Klopp.
The Saints somehow shared the spoils with the Foxes 1-1 in the previous game, James Ward-Prowse stepped up for Danny Ings. A passionate person, Ralph Hasenhuttl has failed Southampton on many levels, his conscience will be foggy going forward. Danny Ings, William Smallbone, Oriol Romeu and Ryan Bertrand will stay out of the contest. Anfield might help the Reds in this fixture, the Saints will return empty-handed.
West Ham vs Everton
West Ham and Everton clash at Olympic Stadium, with the visitors in contention for the Europa Conference League with their Merseyside rivals. Losing two of their last three games, West Ham gave up the fourth position to Chelsea after they faced defeat against the Blues 0-1. Michail Antonio’s brace saved the Hammers against Burnley 1-2 last week, Jesse Lingard has been a valuable asset although on-loan from Manchester United. Declan Rice and Arthur Masuaku are suffering from knee injuries.
Everton try hard to escape the top-tier grey zone, the Villans outsmarted the Toffees 1-2 on May Day. That one goal was pocketed by Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who just returned from injury. Jean-Philippe Gbamin is out for the season while Abdoulaye Doucoure’s broken leg will keep him restrained to the treatment table. Carlo Ancelotti’s men will keep the contest alive but the Hammers will end the victor.
Arsenal vs West Brom
Wandering in the middle, Arsenal welcome the relegation-hit West Brom to Emirates Stadium on Sunday. The Gunners stumble to shoot straight, their records are neither too bad nor good. A few serious issues underlie Arsenal’s worst run. Mikel Arteta didn’t put together a compatible squad, the skipper Aubameyang needs lessons on leadership and Arsenal’s club record 72 million pounds transfer Nicolas Pepe didn’t fulfil his end of the bargain. A recent headache to Arteta is Alexandre Lacazette’s thigh injury, Kieran Tierney and David Luiz are the other names on the injured list.
After a shocking victory against Chelsea 2-5, West Brom’s redemption story felt feasible. But like many stories, it became void. After edging past Southampton 3-0, the Baggies went winless in three games. The last two being draws, the relegation demon is very near than before. The Gunners tend to smother brill momentum yet they will overcome it this Sunday and finish the Baggies.
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